New data

Highlights of updates across Compass' topic areas:


Median Income

  • Median income increased in 8 of 97 major cities in Minnesota between the 2007-11 and 2012-16 time periods: Albert Lea, Alexandria, Bloomington, Minneapolis, New Ulm, Otsego, Saint Paul, and Winona. Seven cities saw median household income decline: Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Grand Rapids, Hastings, Mounds View, North Mankato, and Sauk Rapids.

Health Care Coverage by City


  • Different regions of the state are home to unique groups of immigrants. By region of Minnesota, the largest immigrant group:

Proportion of Adults Working

  • In recent years, the gap in employment narrowed between Asian and white residents, and between Black and white residents. In both cases, proportions of Asian and Black adults working increased between time periods, more than the increase in employment among whites.

This represents a selection of data updated on the site. Click the links and use the gray breakdown bar to navigate to more new data in each topic area.

Updated December 2017

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No change in median household income
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No change in median household income in most major cities

Most of Minnesota's major cities (10,000+ residents) saw no change in median household income between the 2007-2011 and 2012-2016 time periods, according to new five-year estimates from the American Community Survey. But 8 of 97 major cities in Minnesota saw median household income increase and seven major cities saw median household income decline.

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